Editor’s note: I have often posed the question as to when we might see top level Men’s Fastpitch played at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, a world class facility. USA Softball has provided the answer: “This Year”. . In a year when so much of the world seems to have gone sideways, this is straight up good news:
2020 Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship relocates to the Softball Capital of the World® Web Release: Link<https://USASoftball.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3cb6efc2039accb2bb3032261&id=16689db476&e=5632bdd958> OKLAHOMA CITY – The USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex will once again host some of the top men’s fast pitch players in the world as the 2020 USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship has been relocated to Oklahoma City. Originally scheduled to be held in South Bend, Ind., the relocation is due to anticipated restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the relocation to Oklahoma City, the dates for the premier men’s fast pitch National Championship have also been adjusted to now take place August 20-23, 2020.
“We are excited to bring this prestigious National Championship to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Cress. “The Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship has such a storied history within our organization and adding an event of this caliber to the lineup of events that will be held this year at our newly-renovated facility is going to be special. We look forward to welcoming the teams to our home here in Oklahoma City.” The Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship dates back to 1933 when USA Softball, known then as the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America, was founded during the World’s Fair in Chicago, Ill. This will mark the first time that the Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship will be played at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in the venue’s 33-year history. It also marks the first time since the 2018 Men’s Masters 50-Over Fast Pitch National Championship that a men’s fast pitch event will be held at the facility. For more information on the 2020 Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, please visit TournamentUSASoftball.com<https://USASoftball.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3cb6efc2039accb2bb3032261&id=dcbfb1b1b6&e=5632bdd958> or contact the Tournament Director, Julie Whiteaker (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>).
About USA Softball USA Softball (USAS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations. USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com<https://USASoftball.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3cb6efc2039accb2bb3032261&id=b54b871510&e=5632bdd958>. Copyright © 2020 USA Softball, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: USA Softball 2801 NE 50th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111